"Success Kid" is 8-years-old now, and his family is using his popularity to get help with a medical issue.


You're probably familiar with the little boy in the image above, who appears to be making a victorious motion. He's best known as "Success Kid," and just in case this is your first time on the Internet, he's a popular meme (you'll have to find out what a "meme" is for yourself).

That baby—his real name is Sammy Griner—is now 8 (time flies when you're staring at reddit all day). His dad, Justin Griner, is a 39-year-old with kidney disease that caused him to experience complete kidney failure back in 2009. Justin urgently needs a new kidney, but it's not easy to find a living donor. The disease killed Justin's mother and threatens to take his life as well (he's currently on dialysis, but that's not a long-term solution).

His wife Laney told the Daily Dot:

His energy and mood are affected, he can no longer work, and he spends 12 hours a week in dialysis clinic. Having been on dialysis for this long greatly increases his risks of developing further complications. The only way to save his life is to get a transplant. There's no other way around that.
Sources: Daily Dot | GoFundMe